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Can we use spider venom to protect crops?
Over the next three years, UniSC's Dr Shaodong Guo will investigate hundreds of spider and scorpion venoms for chemical compounds to develop into a commercial insecticide to protect crops.
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Mediterranean diet linked to reduced anxiety: research findings
17 May

Consuming more nuts, fruit and legumes and fewer sugary drinks may help people aged over 60 feel less anxious and stressed, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Hatching a new beginning at 60
16 May

Sharon Jones never thought "in a million years" she was clever enough to go to uni; now at 60, she's hatching a brand new career in animal ecology, and living her dream as a TurtleCare volunteer.

Promising budget for higher education but more consultation is needed
15 May

UniSC welcomes affordability and other measures in Federal budget, but calls for more consultation.

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New UniSC clinical trial aims to reduce risk factor in heart disease, stroke
15 May

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are trialling a potential new treatment to reduce high levels of a blood lipoprotein that can lead to clogged arteries and cardio-cerebrovascular disease.

UniSC soars up the ranks of the world’s top young universities
15 May

The University of the Sunshine Coast has leapfrogged up the global rankings for the best young universities in the world.

I’m pregnant. Do I need a multivitamin?
15 May

Growing a healthy baby relies on getting enough nutrients while pregnant, according to Biomedical Sciences academic Dr Linda Gallo and her Mater Hospital Brisbane co-author in The Conversation.

UniSC welcomes $1.15 billion rail funding boost
14 May

New Federal Government funding for a high-speed rail line direct to the Sunshine Coast has been welcomed by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Federal Budget and Sunshine Coast rail: Experts available for comment
13 May

From major funding for the Sunshine Coast rail, to a cost-of-living crunch - University of the Sunshine Coast academics are available pre and post budget to offer insights on the implications for families, university students, and global relations.

A healthy balance of Dolphins and UniSC for sports nutritionist Zara Nance
10 May

For two days each week, Zara Nance works with the Dolphins NRL team, as their only sports dietitian; during the rest of the working week, she is based at UniSC as a lecturer and clinical educator, working to establish a state-of-the-art sports nutrition clinic at UniSC’s Moreton Bay campus.

Spider venom to be developed into insecticide against locusts
9 May

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is using arachnid venom to help farmers fight locusts, after being awarded a $240,000 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship.

What does the new Commonwealth Prac Payment mean for students? Will it do enough to end ‘placement poverty’?
8 May

The federal government has announced a “Commonwealth Prac Payment” to support selected groups of students doing mandatory work placements - but is it enough?

UniSC’s Best Field Trip contest returns
7 May

After massive interest last year, the University of the Sunshine Coast is back, offering another chance for senior high school students to join the Best Field Trip in the World.

From pride rounds to rainbow guernseys, sports can be smarter when it comes to diversity and inclusion
7 May

While sport has the power to change attitudes by sparking conversations about political issues and social initiatives, sports organisations and teams face risks, as initiatives can backfire and spark unwanted controversies.

Following her true purpose to shape the lives of under fives
30 Apr

Even as a teenager, Maddie loved working with young children; but it took a couple years of studying a different degree, and one "very daunting leap" to make her realise her true life's purpose really did lie in the "most rewarding, creative, challenging and loving profession" that is working as an early childhood educator.

Carers toolkit can make delirium less frightening and less dire: Study
29 Apr

A world-first pilot study, involving UniSC, has found an interactive online toolkit could boost carers’ ability to determine whether a loved one was at risk, or was likely to have, delirium

Parents the key to tackling kids’ picky eating: research findings
29 Apr

Five years of UniSC-led research into the pesky problem of picky eating by children suggests that therapists should focus more on empowering parents to ease family angst at the dinner table

National PTSD Research Centre launches in Queensland
29 Apr

UniSC has launched an $18.5 million national hub addressing PTSD, one of Australia’s most pressing mental health issues.

UniSC researcher embarking on epic Arctic adventure
29 Apr

University of the Sunshine Coast engineering academic Dr Adrian McCallum is about to embark on a 580km scientific expedition into the Arctic Circle – on foot.

UniSC announces Adelaide campus
23 Apr

UniSC is expanding its national footprint by opening a new campus in Adelaide.

A dietitian's deliciously diverse nutrition career
23 Apr

From working as a nutritionist for the Wiggles and top-level athletes at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, to now working as the Discipline Lead in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Professor Fiona Pelly has firsthand experience of what a deliciously diverse career dietetics can be.

Student leaders celebrated for distinguished contributions
18 Apr

A total of 36 graduating students at our April 2024 graduation ceremonies received a Student Leadership Award, which recognises students’ professional development, co-curricular learning, and distinguished contributions to UniSC and the wider community.

Breanna Medcal
Making a strong case to challenge assumptions
18 Apr

As a schoolgirl, Breanna Medcalfe dreamed of doing something “super exciting” like marine biology, but, being a wheelchair user, it just wasn't practical; this hurdle was a blessing in disguise, because instead, she found her path in legal studies, a perfect way to combine a law career with disability advocacy.

Theresa finds university dream is possible ‘no matter what stage of life’
17 Apr

Sometimes it just takes one small step to gain the degree and career that you hoped for, as new UniSC Fraser Coast Nursing Science graduate Theresa Byrnes discovered.

Climate change is causing marine ‘coldwaves’ too, killing wildlife
16 Apr

The impacts of a warming ocean are not the only dangers to marine life, with a new global study identifying a growing threat from climate change-induced ‘coldwaves’.

How a global crisis, drift racing and Memphis hip-hop gave us phonk – the music of the TikTok generation
16 Apr

What is phonk music? UniSC's Andy Ward, Briony Luttrell and Lachlan Goold write for The Conversation.

Spider venom, seaweed and bee research projects share million-dollar funding
15 Apr

Is spider venom the solution to controlling locusts? What secrets do underwater Golden Kelp forests hold? And can the propolis of native stingless bees spawn a new health industry?

“I finally did it!” 83-year-old UniSC graduate fulfils lifelong ambition
15 Apr

Francesca Davies-Graham always planned on getting her degree - she just didn’t expect it to take more than 50 years, or that she would carpool to uni with her granddaughter.

Paralympic Games medallist Bridie Kean called out of retirement for a last chance qualifier for Paris 2024
11 Apr

Paralympic Games medallist Bridie Kean has been called out of retirement for a do-or-die tournament in Japan, as Australia's national women's wheelchair basketball team – the Gliders – have one last chance to qualify for Paris 2024.

Mum, medallist and more, honoured at graduation
9 Apr

Bree Glasbergen entered UniSC unsure if university was 'meant' for her – she has now graduated as a published writer with a Bachelor of Arts and a Chancellor's Medal.

Brisbane Roar midfielder Jenna McCormick talks longer term goals
8 Apr

Brisbane Roar midfielder Jenna McCormick had always imagined she'd become a police officer when she hung up her boots professionally.

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